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Tweaking cache settings. Not sure if I'll be able to push to much more beyond this point since my CPU package temps were hitting 80 C during benchmarking.
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After much effort I think I discovered the best settings for maximum system performance.

19383 in Time spy
http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1679851

34666 in Fire Strike
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12514604

post #283 of 291
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System locked up today which is unusual as of late. As a result I lowered my CPU to 4.3, raised my CPU cache to 38 and made a slight increase in VCCSA. Decent results so far.
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Your really pushing that CPU aren't you! Whats the most anyone squeezed out of 6950X, I'm curious. I know tinytomlogan OC his to 4.5 and apparently it was breeze but I also know that some can't get beyond 4.2 biggrin.gif
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Any time you have that many cores (let alone HT) the tolerances are bound to be super tight. I wouldn't be surprised if 4.5 is very near the top for 'normal' cooling. I'm actually amazed he was able to pull that off with a crappy AIO cooler. Although he (TTL) did run with the slowest RAM he had, which is bound to help with the OC on anything with an internal memory controller. I'd say with the RAM running at 3.2GHz that even a 4.3GHz speed is pretty amazing really. thumb.gif
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Any time you have that many cores (let alone HT) the tolerances are bound to be super tight. I wouldn't be surprised if 4.5 is very near the top for 'normal' cooling. I'm actually amazed he was able to pull that off with a crappy AIO cooler. Although he (TTL) did run with the slowest RAM he had, which is bound to help with the OC on anything with an internal memory controller. I'd say with the RAM running at 3.2GHz that even a 4.3GHz speed is pretty amazing really. thumb.gif

I'm confident that if I lowered the CPU cache I'd be stable at 4.4. It is a trade off in performance. Either a higher cache with a lower core or a higher core with a lower cache. My testing shows better performance with a higher cache. I think 4.3 with a 38 cache is my systems sweet spot. If I tweak the memory more I'd likely improve performance for benchmarking. At this point my system is stable and able to pass memory and CPU stress tests. I do live in San Antonio so unless I route my coolant through a chiller I doubt that I would get better performance. smile.gif
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I doubt it too, and I have the same issues (vegas) with ambient values. I think the critical issue is more one of application - if all you were looking for were benchmark results, then that's not the right system anyway (and cache speed is likely to make less impact as well). On the other hand if you are running more thread-optimized processing loads or apps - whether rendering, post-processing, or virtualization - then a 5.3GHz+ 7700K is still going to come in second place every time.

Bottom line is that you've got a killer rig that should chew through any processing/graphics load you throw at it for many years - while still being able to play any game on the market during 'downtime'. biggrin.gif
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Bottom line is that you've got a killer rig that should chew through any processing/graphics load you throw at it for many years - while still being able to play any game on the market during 'downtime'. biggrin.gif

drool.gif no doubt thumb.gif
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I know this thread is about a month old but I stumbled upon it since I am about to pull the trigger on a STH10 myself. Killer build, I went through every page in here as I wanted to get some ideas on how to build my STH10. I got a 480mm monsta that I'm going to put in the top chamber and a 560mm monsta that I'll put in the bottom both in P/P on a dual loop. I have a slim 480, 360 UT60 and a 240 GTX that I might port over from my 900D as well.
I'm curious how the Acquero works. Do you have to get the acquero pump? I currently have 2 d5s but I would definitely like to monitor my flow rates and temp as well.
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I know this thread is about a month old but I stumbled upon it since I am about to pull the trigger on a STH10 myself. Killer build, I went through every page in here as I wanted to get some ideas on how to build my STH10. I got a 480mm monsta that I'm going to put in the top chamber and a 560mm monsta that I'll put in the bottom both in P/P on a dual loop. I have a slim 480, 360 UT60 and a 240 GTX that I might port over from my 900D as well.
I'm curious how the Acquero works. Do you have to get the acquero pump? I currently have 2 d5s but I would definitely like to monitor my flow rates and temp as well.

I do have Aquaero pumps but their are other options that work with the Aquaero. I recommend checking out the Aguaero thread. Their is a plethora of information you can find their. I have my pumps running at 65% power with a flow rate of 3.8 L/M. I haven't had the need to adjust any settings for several months. Once your dialed in properly with your temps, flow rates, and noise it requires very little attention. I have a status window which turns on every time my system starts which would alert me of any issues.


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